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OPTIONS X - Singapore
28 August - 1 September 2019

Welcome to the 10th edition of the Options for the Control of Influenza conference in Singapore. This is ISIRV's premier event and remains the largest international conference exclusively dedicated to influenza prevention, control and treatment, including seasonal flu and pandemic preparedness. Highlights of the meeting include: new tracks on influenza co-infections with other viral pathogens and key issues for policy making - special sessions to showcase the latest developments in Chinese-speaking countries - pre-conference workshops on a wide variety of topics including  technology, mathematical modelling and bioinformatics. Registration will open shortly. Visit the website   


 Abstract submission deadline extended to 15 April    Registration is OPEN  

1st Influenza Vaccine Group Meeting
31 March - 2 April 2019
Immunological Assays and Correlates of Protection for Next Generation Influenza Vaccines - Siena, Italy

This conference will address new immunological assays and immune correlates of protection needed to estimate the immunogenicity and protective efficacy of next generation influenza vaccines currently being developed. Visit the website - Registration closes 21 March so register NOW 

Global Influenza Update

An update based on data up to 6 January 2019 can be found here.

Influenza Vaccine

The recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2019 southern hemisphere influenza season can be found here.

Zoonotic Influenza

Antigenic and genetic characteristics of zoonotic influenza viruses and candidate vaccine viruses developed for potential use in human vaccines' is here.


Information and links to other sources of information on this evolving situation is available in the news section.

New Group is announced - International Respiratory Syncytial Virus Society

In mid-2017, the International Respiratory Syncytial Virus Society (IRSVS) became a special interest group of isirv. The IRSVS is a global independent group of RSV professionals, with members from all continents working on all research fronts. The IRSVS’s goal is to ensure that there is a succession of venues to share scientific information and accelerate the development of strategies to reduce the impact of RSV infection. Read more...

Highlights from Influenza 2018: Centenary of the 1918 Pandemic | 24-26 June at the Crick Institute, London

The greatest public health disaster in recorded history, the Spanish Flu, began in springtime of 1918 and developed within a few months into a global pandemic with an estimated 50-100 million deaths. By its end, the pandemic had caused a reduction of life expectancy in the US by 12 years, and killed more people than died in the First World War. Read more...

11th International RSV Symposium, Asheville, NC, USA

The Final Programme & Abstract Book will be available shortly - further post-conference updates will be posted on this website.

2nd Epidemiology meeting: Incidence, Severity and Impact of Influenza 16-18 January 2019, Stockholm

Programme here.

The ISIRV Journal, Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses, is now published in an online only format. No printed issue will be produced but authors will still be able to order offprints of their own articles. ISIRV members will receive a 10% discount for articles submitted. Contact for the code.